The first time I watched The Notebook, the tumultuous trials of the lead characters’ relationship seemed to burn with passion—I wanted that passion with someone. Now that I have more dating experience under my belt, and have been married for a few years, I look back on that movie with the rose-colored glasses taken off: that is not a real depiction of love.
Talking with people, observing relationships, and reading about current woes of dating have lead me to realize that a lot of people still believe passion in a relationship has to come with dramatic ups and downs, in the relentless pursuit of changing the other person for the better.
Let me tell you, this is not the case. I am writing this book with the notion to help others in relationships see past myths and the monsters, to eventually develop a healthy dating or married life with more green flags than red. This book is a compilation of what I have learned over the years, in the hopes of inspiring other relationships to blossom.